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Starkville Board of Aldermen select new police chief

A longtime member of the Starkville Police Department will soon take over as police chief.

Posted: Nov 6, 2019 10:07 AM
Updated: Nov 6, 2019 6:50 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Starkville has a new police chief.

According to the Starkville Daily News, the Starkville Board of Aldermen unanimously appointed current Starkville Police Administrative Commander Mark Ballard to lead the department.

Current Police Chief Frank Nichols announced his retirement in June.

Nichols’ last day will be on Dec. 31.

The newspaper reports Ballard has served in the Starkville Police Department since 1996.

His salary will be $85,000 and will officially begin his new position on Jan. 1, 2020.

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